Chris Rock Roasts Will Smith Over Oscars Slap In Netflix Special: "Now I Watch Emancipation Just To See Him Get Whooped" - 8days Skip to main content



Chris Rock Roasts Will Smith Over Oscars Slap In Netflix Special: "Now I Watch Emancipation Just To See Him Get Whooped"

The last 10 minutes of Chris Rock's live Netflix show was devoted to the infamous Oscars slap.

Chris Rock Roasts Will Smith Over Oscars Slap In Netflix Special: "Now I Watch Emancipation Just To See Him Get Whooped"

Chris Rock accused Will Smith of "practicing selective outrage" and mocked the infidelity rumours surrounding the King Richard star and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in his first public comments since being slapped at last year's Oscars by the actor.

In the last 10 minutes of the hour-long Netflix stand-up special, Selective Outrage — the streamer's first-ever live-streaming event, Rock, 58, lashed out at Smith for "practicing selective outrage" and poked fun at his wife's 2020 admission she had had an "entanglement" with singer August Alsina while she and her husband were on a break, a revelation the pair later discussed on her Red Table Talk show.

"Will Smith practices selective outrage," Rock said. "Everybody that really knows knows I had nothing to do with that s***. I didn't have any 'entanglements'.

"His wife was f****** her son's friend. Now, I normally would not talk about this s***, but for some reason, these n***** put that s*** on the internet. I have no idea why two people that talented would do something that low-down.

"We all been cheated on. Everybody in this industry has been cheated on. None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television. None of us. ... Why the f*** would you do that s***? She hurt him way more than he hurt me, okay?"

Rock claimed "everybody in the world" called Smith "a b****" after the "entanglement" revelation and said he tried to get in touch with him but the Bad Boys actor didn't pick up.

Repeatedly branding the star a "b****", he quipped: "Everybody. And who's he hit? Me, a n**** he knows he can beat. That is some b****-a** s***."

Rock also referred to a 2016 Oscars dispute with the couple, recalling how Pinkett-Smith told him not to host the ceremony because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and Will's lack of nomination for Concussion.

He said: "I did some jokes about her. Who gives a f***? That's how it is: She starts it, I finish it.

"That's what the f*** happened. Nobody's pickin' on this b****. She started this s***. Nobody was pickin' on her.... And then this n**** gives me a concussion!

"I love Will Smith… he makes great movies. I rooted for Will Smith my whole life. And now, I watched [the slavery drama] Emancipation  just so I could watch him get whooped."

Smith slapped Rock during last year's Oscars ceremony after he mocked Pinkett-Smith — who suffers from alopecia — over her bald head.

Throughout the special, which was recorded at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, Rock made numerous references to the incident.

He said, "Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," and added — after jokes about Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z — that he didn't "need any more rappers mad at him."

But it wasn't until the end of the show that Chris spoke in depth about what had happened.

He said: "Everybody f*****' knows. Yes, it happened, like a year ago, I got smacked at the f****** Oscars by this motherf*****.

"People are like, 'Did it hurt? It still hurts! I've got 'Summertime' ringing in my ears."

That said, Rock refused to play the victim card. 

He vowed: "You will never see me on Oprah or Gayle crying. Never gonna happen. I took that hit like Pacquiao, motherf*****."

Rock said he didn't react or respond physically during the event "because I was raised".

He added: "You know what my parents taught me? Don't fight in front of White people."

He then dropped the mic and left the stage to a standing ovation.

Elsewhere, Rock also weighed in on Meghan Markle's Oprah interview about racism in the royal family. "You didn't google these motherf*****?" he asked. "What the f*** is she talking about she didn't know? It's the royal family. They're the original racists. They invented colonialism. They are the OG's of racism. They're the Sugarhill Gang of racism." 

In that interview with Oprah Winfrey, Markle and Prince Harry said the royal family were concerned about "how dark" their baby's skin might be before Archie was born. 

That isn't racism, Rock said — it's "in-law s***". 

Selective Outrage is on Netflix. Emancipation is now on Apple TV+.— BANG SHOWBIZ

Photo: Kirill Bichutsky/Netflix

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